We have been working to create new operating procedures to keep our visitors and staff safe, following recommendations from federal, state, and city health officials. Our operations to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors and staff are detailed at the Update on Health and Safety at the Museum page.
To help you prepare for your visit, we have provided answers below to the most frequently asked questions about our Museum.
For information on the Museum's health and safety protocols, learn more about the measures we have taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Planning Your Visit
What safety measures has the Museum taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19?
Where is the Museum located?
The Museum of the American Revolution is located at 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
How can I buy tickets to the Museum?
Tickets to the Museum can be purchased online or at the Museum. Tickets are good for two consecutive days.
General Admission is $21 for adults, $18 for seniors, students (with ID), military (with ID), and teachers (with ID), $13 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under are free.
What are the Museum's operating hours?
Thursday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For General Public:
Thursday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
And then Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Can I take pictures and video while I am in the Museum?
Still and video photography is permitted for noncommercial use only in the Museum and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time. Please refrain from any flash photography while in the Museum.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Museum of the American Revolution for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on the Museum’s and other public websites.
Are there benches in the galleries or other places to rest during my visit?
Yes, there are benches located throughout select galleries for you to rest during your visit. The exhibition is divided into four sections, each section is accessible from our second floor court and guests can enter and exit the galleries as they wish to rest or use the restrooms. Please see our Museum map for the location of these doors.
Can I check a coat, bag, or luggage?
The Museum offers unstaffed self-check for coats. The Museum does offer lockers for personal items and larger baggage. Guests are allowed to carry small bags and backpacks in the Museum galleries.
The standard rental time is four hours, with an option to extend if needed. The prices for locker rentals are:
- $3 for standard size baggage (1 bag).
- $4 for large size baggage (2 bags).
- $5 for jumbo size baggage (3 bags or more).
The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Where can I park?
There are several parking garages located within a mile from the Museum:
- Bourse Garage, 400 Ranstead Street *
- Park America, 27 South 3rd Street
- Parkway Corporation, 36 South 2nd Street
- E-Z Park, 36 Front Street
- Short Parking Corp, 37 South 2nd Street
- The Autopark at Olde City, 125 South 2nd Street *
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- Patriot Parking, 101 Market Street
- Central Parking, 800 Market Street
* Discounted parking for Museum Members. Present your Membership Card at the front desk of the museum to receive your discount.
Do you have a newsletter with updates about the Museum?
Yes! Visit our website and sign-up for our monthly email newsletter that includes updates and upcoming special events.
Are you part of Philadelphia CityPASS?
Yes! If you’re sightseeing in Philadelphia, CityPASS is for you. Create your own Philadelphia sightseeing experience, including Museum of the American Revolution. Save 40% or more on admission to your choice of 3, 4, or 5 top attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS. Valid 9-days.
Where can I stay near the Museum?
There are many places to stay near the Museum.
Are wheelchairs available on-site?
Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Reception Desk for use within the Museum on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Why does my ticket show a time?
Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To manage capacity, tickets are limited and sold on a timed basis. For guaranteed entry, we recommend that you purchase your admission tickets in advance online or by phone. You may print your tickets at home or access them on your smartphone. Same-day tickets at the front desk are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out, especially on weekends.
Each ticket is valid for two consecutive days, based on availability. There is no limit on the length of time of your visit (within operating hours).
Please note that each visitor requires a ticket. Children ages 5 and under are free, but adults still need to obtain free tickets for all children either online or at the Museum.
If you have questions about your ticket, please contact our Guest Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-253-6731.
Do I have to print my ticket(s)?
No, you do not have to print your ticket(s). We can scan the ticket(s) from your phone or print the ticket(s) for you at the Front Desk.
Where are my tickets? I ordered tickets online, but didn't get an email.
Online ticket orders are delivered via email immediately after you submitted your order from email@example.com. Museum tickets are delivered as an email attachement. Please check your spam or junk folder for the email if you don't see it in your inbox.
I'm a member of a museum that offers NARM reciprocity. What are my benefits at M*AR?
The Museum of the American Revolution now participates in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association program. If you are a qualifying member of a museum or organization outside a 15-mile radius that participates in NARM, please visit our Front Desk at the beginning of your visit to obtain timed admission ticket(s) by presenting your membership card, which must have the NARM logo preprinted on the card or a NARM sticker. Unfortunately, advance orders via phone or web are not accepted. You will receive free general admission during normal business hours for up to two named adults and up to four children under 18 (guests not included), member discounts for public programming, and 10% off in the Museum Shop and Café.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Museum Member?
You can become a Member online here. For more information about Museum Membership – please visit the Membership page on our website.